Macy’s to launch Islamic supremacist hijab-friendly fashion line that will include sharia-compliant body covering modesty tops, pants, dresses, and abayas, a loose garment often worn by Muslim women. Macy’s has been shuttering hundreds of its stores. This is one reason why.
ABC The major U.S. retailer will be the first to launch a hijab-friendly collection in partner with Islamic fashion brand Verona Collection.Starting Feb. 15, Macy’s website will carry a modest fashion line including hand-dyed hijabs or headscarves. The line will also include modest tops, pants, dresses, and abayas, a loose garment often worn by Muslim women.
“Verona collection is more than a clothing brand. It’s a platform for a community of the world’s most oppressed women to express their personal identity and embrace fashion that makes them feel safe on the inside and outside,” said founder Lisa Vogl in a press release.
Vogl converted to Islam in 2011 and soon realized that finding modest and fashionable clothing was a difficult task. She started Verona Collection in February 2015. Vogl’s work with fashion photography has appeared in The Daily Beast, Marie Claire, among other publications.
Major corporations have been attempting to reach out to Muslim consumers. The efforts have not been without complications. L’Oreal recently hired Amena Khan, a Muslim beauty blogger, as its first model to wear a hijab ― only for Khan to step down days later amid backlash over a series of hate-filled tweets she’d posted in 2014 that were critical of Israel.
Macy’s is just the latest big-name retailer to cater for its Muslim customers, following the likes of Nike, Dolce & Gabbana and American Eagle, who have all introduced hijab-friendly designs in recent years.